What’s on

Events galore in Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate

World-class art exhibitions and sports contests. Festivals celebrating folk music and great food and drink. The diaries of Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate events merit a closer look. 

Year-round, it's well worth building a short break around some of the best Kent events. At Margate's cutting-edge Turner Contemporary look out for international exhibitions, talks, gallery tours and art workshops for children and adults.

Don't-miss annual events including Broadstairs Folk Week; seven days of top-quality acts performing all over town. The three-day Broadstairs Food Festival sees gourmets flock to the resort. While June's Broadstairs Dickens Festival is a literary-led, costume character-filled, Victoriana-infused delight.

The sand-dusted Margate Masters volleyball tournament overflows with Britain's top players and have-a-go courts. In August, Ramsgate Week sees international sailors competing off the resort in a regatta to rival Cowes. Just a few weeks later Ramsgate's Summer Squall brings a feast of film, drama and dance to town.

The Wheels and Fins festival sees skateboarders, surfers and bands set up on the beach at Joss Bay. Learn more about our coastline with the Thanet Coast Project. The uber-cool GEEK gaming festival brings talks, workshops and hands-on sessions to Margate in February

Thanet's cinemas range from 10-screen multiplexes to art house independents. Top theatres include: Margate's Winter Gardens, Tom Thumb Theatre and prestigious Theatre Royal; Ramsgate's Granville Theatre; and the Sarah Thorne Theatre Company in Broadstairs.